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Charles R.
Democrat NY 13

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  • Moment of Silence in Memory of Former Congresswoman Cardiss Collins

    by Representative Charles B. Rangel

    Posted on 2013-02-15

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    RANGEL asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. RANGEL. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to ask my colleagues to acknowledge the life and the legacy of the late Congresswoman Cardiss Collins.

    Congresswoman Collins was the first African American woman to represent a Midwestern district in this Congress. During her more than 20 years in service here, she boldly represented the Seventh Congressional District of Illinois after the untimely death of her husband, Congressman George Collins. She also led her peers with distinction as the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.

    Now I ask, Mr. Speaker, for all of my colleagues to join me in a moment of silence to honor Congresswoman Cardiss Collins.


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